About The Author: Charlene Sharpe

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Charlene Sharpe has been with The Dispatch since 2014. A graduate of Stephen Decatur High School and the University of Richmond, she spent seven years with the Delmarva Media Group before joining the team at The Dispatch.

Positive Vibes Celebrate Berlin Library’s Ribbon Cutting

Positive Vibes Celebrate Berlin Library’s Ribbon Cutting

BERLIN – Local officials celebrated Berlin’s new library with a ribbon cutting ceremony this week.On Tuesday the Worcester County Commissioners joined municipal officials, area politicians and library leadership for a ribbon cutting at the new 12,000-square-foot Berlin branch of the Worcester County Library.“I think we all are awestruck by this wonderful facility,” Mayor Gee Williams… Read more »

New County Rec Events Eyed

SNOW HILL – County officials are working to bring a variety of new events, including a Tough Mudder race, bass fishing competitions and additional athletic tournaments, to Worcester County in the near future.The new head of Worcester County’s department of recreation and parks outlined ambitious plans to expand sports marketing at a meeting this week…. Read more »

OP Country Club Renovation Price Tag Increasing

OCEAN PINES – Continued discussions of a recent reserve study indicate annual assessments will have to increase to bolster the Ocean Pines Association’s general replacement reserve.On Friday, the Ocean Pines Association (OPA) Budget and Finance Advisory Committee met with General Manager John Bailey to review the reserve study recently completed by DMA Reserves. The study,… Read more »

Planners Support Expanding Growth Area For New Berlin Development

Planners Support Expanding Growth Area For New Berlin Development

BERLIN – Members of the Berlin Planning Commission agreed to support a developer’s request to add to the town’s growth area.On Wednesday the commission voted to provide a favorable recommendation to Ernest Gerardi’s request to amend the town’s growth area to include his property at the intersection of routes 50 and 346. Gerardi has plans… Read more »

County Rejects South Point Rezoning After Hearing From Citizens

County Rejects South Point Rezoning After Hearing From Citizens

SNOW HILL – County officials voted not to rezone thousands of acres in the South Point area after hearing from several citizens opposed to the proposal.On Tuesday the Worcester County Commissioners voted 6-0, with Commissioner Jim Bunting abstaining, not to rezone E-1 estate properties in the Route 611/Ayres Creek/Route 376 area to R-1 residential. Though… Read more »

Worcester Scores $1.2M Literacy Grant

NEWARK – Worcester County will receive a $1.2 million grant from the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) to aid in literacy efforts.On Monday MSDE announced it was awarding $43.3 million in grants to local school systems. Worcester County Public Schools (WCPS) is set to get $1.2 million to help update its literacy curriculum and… Read more »

Worcester Tweaks Attendance Policy

SNOW HILL – Changes to the school system’s attendance policy decrease the number of days of school students can miss each year.At a meeting last week, the Worcester County Board of Education approved revisions to the school system’s attendance policy in an effort to reflect requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).“The big change… Read more »